Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"You can't change the past...you can only move forward and make different choices."
For many readers, this author's name is associated with her very popular romantic comedy series. I wasn't expecting to have my mind blown by this very emotional, beautiful story. It took me to a place that I hadn't gone before and broke my heart, opening my eyes to a situation that I hadn't experienced or been aware of previously. It gave me all the 'feels' and made me fall even more in love with Tara Sivic.
This is a sweet story about three best friends. One girl, Cameron, and two boys. The boys are 3 years older than her. Of course, when she starts maturing, they notice. She falls for one of them but doesn't tell either. It's a cute, funny, sweet relationship between the three of them as they grow up together. I found myself sympathizing with all of them, wishing for a world where wishing on a star would make all of their dreams come true.
I won't go into the details, because that's half the fun of reading a new book, learning for yourself. But there are so many issues and situations covered that really add to the story. The support characters are amazing and really add to the telling. The primary location of events is awe inspiring and I'd love to visit there, if it actually existed anywhere other than the author's mind.
The pain and passion had me twisted as I stayed glued to my reading device. I was so totally invested that nothing could pry me away. I anticipated how I wanted things to turn out, desperately hoping my wish would come true. I fell so hard for the couple that I wanted to find a way to forever.
I'm not sure what the author has for us next. But I'm not picky. Whether she chooses to bring out my laughter or my tears, I'm willing. The line forms here...